fmian

fmian

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Re-toucher/Consultant
Joined on Mar 28, 2010
About me:

If you're reading this it's probably because I wrote something that confounded or intrigued you. You should know that much of what I say is uncomfortable truth laced with straight faced sarcasm. Don't take it to heart.

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mick232: The amount of detail is impressive: http://largesense.com/files/3614/5836/5689/160303_Z-close-up-wide-angle-f32-sharpened-8bit.jpg

IT'S LIKE I'M STARING INTO HER SOUL!!

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 23:13 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1092 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: Can't wait DSLRs technology to finally reach a level where mirror can go up and down 30 or 60 times per second so we can shoot videos through OVF #EXCITED 😂😂😂😂

How do you think high speed motion film cameras worked?
Not an SLR design but rather a spinning disc with a slit in tn and mirrors on the back to reflect the light back to the viewfinder.
30-60fps through an OVF would have been MINIMUM for those cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 23:13 UTC
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iAPX: Mirrorless are drowning: they tried and failed. Numbers are out.

As they failed they try harder.

At some point it seems nobody would like to recognize the value of a great OVF, nor the value of a heavy-weight dslr for available light photography.
Let's go, just follow the marketing department, and see where it goes, but last time (this time with mirrorless it was a failure), and let the pundit play their games ;)

Class A: No one cares about sales data when it goes against their personal opinion.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 23:01 UTC
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iAPX: Mirrorless are drowning: they tried and failed. Numbers are out.

As they failed they try harder.

At some point it seems nobody would like to recognize the value of a great OVF, nor the value of a heavy-weight dslr for available light photography.
Let's go, just follow the marketing department, and see where it goes, but last time (this time with mirrorless it was a failure), and let the pundit play their games ;)

Mirrorless has mainly been a fad curiosity for GAS sufferers for the last 10 years. It's only now that *some* models have fully taken advantage of removing the mirror, while they still take a massive shot in the arm in regards to battery life, native lens choice, and the compromise in ergonomics by making things to small with controls cramped.
Professionals don't use these things, just the gear head portion of their personalities likes to buy and show off these things.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 01:35 UTC
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David610: At normal viewing distances even a 65 inch oled is only marginally sharper than 1080p plasma. 8K would be a projector only format. Even monitors would need to be huge (@ 80 inches). The lenses needed for 8K would need to be the very sharpest primes and a few bespoke limited ratio zooms. Where I live even getting 1080i is at times problematic.

Ahh sorry, my slip up. Read your comment too quickly.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 06:15 UTC
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David610: At normal viewing distances even a 65 inch oled is only marginally sharper than 1080p plasma. 8K would be a projector only format. Even monitors would need to be huge (@ 80 inches). The lenses needed for 8K would need to be the very sharpest primes and a few bespoke limited ratio zooms. Where I live even getting 1080i is at times problematic.

Apparently there's a visible difference between footage shot on 4k and footage shot on 8k then sampled to 4k.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 23:18 UTC
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Graham Austin: Or just get the alexa mini..

'This creates an impression on the rest of the industry to consider following suit.'
I'm tired of this conversation. We're going around in circles. You clearly have a comprehension problem.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 16:24 UTC

[SARCASM]
Well.. if the photographer had a gun on him instead no one would have been shot.
[/SARCASM]

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 05:00 UTC as 70th comment
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Graham Austin: Or just get the alexa mini..

Sure, the Alexa Mini is popular and has its charm for good reason, but regardless of that or your opinion on Canon, the fact is Netflix does not approve the Alexa Mini.

That's reason enough for a growing number of people to NOT 'just get the alexa mini..'

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 01:17 UTC
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HBowman: This is a cool product and worth the kickstarter big times. Many (most) enthusiast can't jump into anamorphic lenses ecosystem. With this they can experiment the thrill of it, having fun with friends, being creative.

This is all what matter.

For the purists "filmmakers" I have one word :

What kind of filmaker you are to dismiss those little products able to make youngsters (and not only) more creative ? Or having fun ? Or trying to mimic some startreck effect ? ... AND YES ! it give a "cinematic" look, flare, 16:9 ... it is basic but cool.

It is all about story and realisation after all. With this it give a little +.

Nothing bad in it.

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 00:10 UTC
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FLruckas: This is video news....
And the C700 is camera news....
I'm scratchin my head....

@jnd: I don't mind seeing video or analog info here. I work in the motion industry and I predominantly shoot analog stills over digital.

I have some sort of OCD that gets bothered by irony or hypocrisy. Like the about us section of this site calling itself a:

'dedicated enthusiast digital photography site'

...when that is factually incorrect.. and then folds into more irony when the next line reads...

'We believe in fact-based and unbiased content'.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 23:36 UTC
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Graham Austin: Or just get the alexa mini..

'and?'
And Netflix rejected the camera for that reason. They won't allow any Netflix Original productions to be shot with it because it's not future proofed enough. This creates an impression on the rest of the industry to consider following suit.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 23:20 UTC
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mosc: 38mm wide 17:9 sensor... wow. Is that the biggest width sensor for shooting 4K+ on the market? Red?

That's not the original statement you made OhWeh. What Rich and I are disputing is the following - 'This is larger than 70mm analog film format.'

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 23:02 UTC
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mosc: 38mm wide 17:9 sensor... wow. Is that the biggest width sensor for shooting 4K+ on the market? Red?

It gets an approx 70mm wide frame by running the film through the gate horizontally. Your maximum width becomes the maximum height.

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMAX

'in the IMAX-format of widescreen cinema, the film-frame dimensions are 69.6 mm × 48.5 mm (2.74 in × 1.91 in)'

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 05:53 UTC
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FLruckas: This is video news....
And the C700 is camera news....
I'm scratchin my head....

And new announcements of film/analog products is on a digital photography website.. :/

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 05:38 UTC
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mosc: 38mm wide 17:9 sensor... wow. Is that the biggest width sensor for shooting 4K+ on the market? Red?

'This is larger than 70mm analog film format.'
Nope. Was just about to type what Richmond said above but he beat me to it.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 01:52 UTC
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Graham Austin: Or just get the alexa mini..

Alexa Mini isn't a true 4k camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 01:44 UTC

Seriously.. stick a colour filter infront of your lens and choose your effect frame by frame instead of borking up an entire roll.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 01:37 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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Russell Evans: When did US $1000 lenses become " extremely affordable"?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Veydra%20&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

@Russell, Cinema lenses are typically designed in groups (like the above 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm) with the intention of all lenses having consistent color, contrast, and most other visual characteristics.

That's so a scene which comprises of many shots from multiple lenses can keep you drawn to the story rather than break you out of it. If cinema lenses weren't like this it would take A LOT more time in post production to get edits to match.

Taking all this into consideration and aiming for the set of lenses to match is what takes more effort and time and money.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 04:05 UTC
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fmian: But will it make me beautiful? :(

*cancels appointment with backyard plastic surgeon in Thailand*

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 01:53 UTC
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